Volunteers try to keep dogs cool at local humane society

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The extreme heat can be pretty tough on dogs in the "dog day's of summer".

At the Human Society of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, in order to relieve the heat for some furry friends, volunteers drenched the dogs up for adoption with wet towels.

They even have fans running overtime to help put a dent in the stuffy air.

"The heat is most dangerous for the very young animals and the very elderly," says Requi Salter with the humane society. "But, any animal who doesn't have adequate water or shade can get heat stroke."

Volunteers also put ice cubes in water bowls for the animals.

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